Customisation & Bespoke Design Motor Control

Customisation and Bespoke Design Motor Control

The Perfect Motor Controller for your Project or Application
Motor controllers designed from first principles to deliver the exact performance you require, right when you need it most!
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Customised Motor Controllers save you money
The perfect motor controller from as little as £10/unit
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From Concept through to Production we're with you all the way.
Not only do we offer a board design service but we will manufacture and deliver the boards right to your door.
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Led by an award winning engineer
Our design team is led by Graham Fick - MCI Engineer of the Year 2017 and runner up in 2016 and 2018.
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Some thoughts on motor control design from our head of design

“As Head of Design for Zikodrive, I take a personal pride in the design work we carry out. I enjoy working with clients to understand their needs and requirements and to help them achieve the success they want. I have personally worked in the motor control industry now for over 10 years, starting out as a sales engineer after leaving university and developing my career further until I co-founded Zikodrive several years ago. Our success has been built on a combination of personalised customer service, an emphasis on quality and an empathetic approach to our customer’s needs. 

Our team always goes the extra mile and we take a huge pride in seeing projects succeed to the point that our customers are selling hundreds or thousands of products which we (in our own small way) helped to make possible.

Graham Fick – Head of Design and Co-Founder of Zikodrive Motor Controllers

Your New Motor Controller - from start to finish

Stage 1

Developing a Specification
We'll work together with you to finalise a specification that works for your project - technically and commercially.

Stage 2

Specification Sign off
When everybody is happy we will sign off the specification and get the design work started.

Stage 3

Schematic Design
We'll start work on the schematic. Depending on the project schedule agreed we may provide a working protoype.

Stage 4

Final Board Design
Once the schematic is complete we then design the PCB - taking into account any restrictions from the specification.

Stage 5

Prototype Testing
We'll test the board first and then we'll come and see you and help you get it set up to complete your own testing.

Stage 6

Debug & Production
Once debugging is done, place an order and we'll supply the controllers, pre-programmed and ready to go.

A proven track record of success

ZDBL15 15A Sensorless Brushless DC Motor Controller

The ZDBL15

Initially designed for a micropump application - the ZDBL15 is now used in a range of applications.

some of the people we've worked with

The Boxer iD Driver

An advanced stepper motor controller designed specifically to work with Boxer Pumps' range of peristaltic pumps.

How much does it cost?

Fully costed proposal

You provide us with the details and we'll provide with a detailed quote including any development fees and cost-per-unit fees for whatever batch sizes you request.

prices From less than £10/unit

Depending on the complexity and design of your board (as well as the volumes you require) prices can be as low as £10/unit. Why not request a quote now and find out how much you could save?

Staged payments to help you

Depending on the nature of your project and company we can spread any development fees out to be paid over the course of a project. Just give us a call to see how we can help.

Our areas of expertise

“To get straight to the point, our main areas of expertise are in low power (<2KW) stepper and brushless motor control. We have carried out a range of projects in these areas including sensorless brushless DC, sensored brushless DC, stepper controllers and a range of other features. Our only real involvement with brushed DC motors has been in relation to turntable applications.

All that being said, I would not want any prospective customers to not get in touch with us because we hadn’t already completed a project similar to the one they are working on. If all we ever did was repeat things we have previously done then life would become somewhat dreary! We love a challenge and I know Graham (Head of Design) in particular is always keen to develop our knowledge.

One thing I would say is not to forget to have a look at our standard range of controllers as we are continually updating those and we can always spend some time developing a custom programme for one of these. It may save you some time and money.

The final thing I would add is that we will always do our utmost to deliver fairness and value for money. We try and take time to go through specifications with you in order to understand exactly what you want and to ensure that we can deliver it. 

Any questions you want answering please just give us a call or send us an email.”

Phil Bates – Managing Director and Co-founder of Zikodrive Motor Controllers

Phil Bates - Managing Director of ZIkodrive Motor Controllers - motor control engineers

Quality: at the heart of what we deliver

An integrated quality management process

We carefully manage the QM process from concept to production.

We ask for your input all the way

We keep you involved all the way. If we have a question or identify a potential issue you'll be the first to know.

Designed and manufactured in the UK

We're proud to design and manufacture all of our motor controllers in the UK.

Manufactured to AS9100 QM Standards

All of our controllers will be manufactured under the AS9100 QM standard.